What’s the best ever game console? The PlayStation 2! …at least, so say Amazon customers, anyway. They voted in a poll that stretched from August 18 to October 5, which culminated in an all-Sony battle for top spot.
The early stages of the poll saw users asked to nominate their favourite systems, and the top 16 consoles were drawn up into a sudden-death bracket. The humble gaming pc put in a valiant effort but missed the knock-out stage by just 9 votes, and the most popular handheld (the Nintendo Game Boy) missed out as well. Meanwhile, the Magnavox Odyssey – from 1972! – was the oldest console to receive a vote.
Once we got to the competitive bracket, things got even more interesting. The Xbox One scored 38% of the vote against the PS3, the Atari 2600 scored 25% against the PS4, and the Wii U was thoroughly trounced, gaining a mere 17% of the vote against the PS2, which eventually came out on top.
Of course, there can be only one winner, and in a one-sided battle, the PS2 took home 69% of the vote, soundly defeating its predecessor.
…in case you were curious, GoldenEye 007 was the game most mentioned as the reason for voting for a console. Surprised?